Chesapeake Bay Water Temperature

The Chesapeake Bay is well known for its abundance of seafood. The most popular seafood that was found in this bay was crabs, oysters and clams. Seafood production is not as productive as it used to be and this is due to over harvesting and foreign species invasion.


On the other hand, the reproduction of the Rock fish or Striped bass has made an astonishing come back. Aside from fishing, tourists are welcome to spend their time here swimming, boating and sailing in the glassy waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Bay is a city close to atlantic ocean. August is the month with the hottest water temperature at 80.6°F / 27°C. The coldest month is February with an ø water temperature of 40.1°F / 4.5°C. February is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and December with the highest precipitation in a year with 0.7in / 16.9mm. The avg. air temperature is around 77.9°F / 25.5°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 40.3°F / 4.6°C average air temperature. June, July, August, September would be the best time to visit. mild temperate climate with hot summer would be the climate here.

Chesapeake Bay Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature /
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 80.6°F / 27°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 40.1°F / 4.5°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: July with 77.9°F / 25.5°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 40.3°F / 4.6°C
Wettest Month: December with 0.7in / 16.9mm
Driest Month: February with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity June with 78.7%
Lowest Humidity November with 69.1%
Best Time to Visit: June, July, August, September
Climate Classification mild temperate climate with hot summer

Chesapeake Bay water temperature by month

atlantic ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

44.4 41.4 39

February

41.5 40.3 39.6

March

48.9 44.6 41.2

April

59.2 54.1 49.5

May

70.9 64.6 59.2

June

78.4 74.5 71.1

July

81.5 80.2 78.4

August

81.5 80.6 79.2

September

79.3 76.1 72.5

October

72.3 67.3 61

November

61 56.1 51.1

December

51.3 47.5 44.6

atlantic ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

6.9 5.2 3.9

February

5.3 4.6 4.2

March

9.4 7 5.1

April

15.1 12.3 9.7

May

21.6 18.1 15.1

June

25.8 23.6 21.7

July

27.5 26.8 25.8

August

27.5 27 26.2

September

26.3 24.5 22.5

October

22.4 19.6 16.1

November

16.1 13.4 10.6

December

10.7 8.6 7

The highest water temperature will be reached in August with around 80.6°F / 27°C. The lowest in February with an average water temperature of 40.1°F / 4.5°C.

July and August are the two hottest months in the year and it is only advisable that your visit at this time, if you are ken on water sports and activities as the Chesapeake bay water temperature is warm as well. December through to February on the other hand are the coldest months of the year, but there is hardly any snow.

The best way to travel to Chesapeake Bay especially if you are Traveling from abroad is to take a flight to the BWI Airport.


Chesapeake Bay weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
May. 23
Overcast clouds
74 °F
62°F
24 °C
17°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-southeast
0in (1mm)
15 %
79%
May. 24
Heavy rain
65 °F
61°F
18 °C
16°C
2mph (4km/h)
east
1in (28mm)
95 %
92%
May. 25
Light rain
66 °F
61°F
19 °C
16°C
3mph (5km/h)
northeast
0in (8mm)
80 %
96%
May. 26
Overcast clouds
82 °F
63°F
28 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
10 %
83%
May. 27
Thunderstorm with rain
86 °F
67°F
30 °C
19°C
2mph (4km/h)
south-southwest
0in (12mm)
80 %
84%
May. 28
Thunderstorm with rain
80 °F
67°F
27 °C
20°C
2mph (4km/h)
south
0in (7mm)
70 %
88%
May. 29
Moderate rain
80 °F
64°F
27 °C
18°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (7mm)
70 %
86%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
May. 30
Thunderstorm with heavy rain
87 °F
63°F
31 °C
17°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
1in (21mm)
90 %
82%
May. 31
Light rain
82 °F
65°F
28 °C
18°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (3mm)
50 %
83%
Jun. 01
Light rain
84 °F
67°F
29 °C
19°C
2mph (3km/h)
east-southeast
0in (4mm)
55 %
82%
Jun. 02
Moderate rain
81 °F
68°F
27 °C
20°C
2mph (3km/h)
southeast
0in (6mm)
65 %
87%
Jun. 03
Thunderstorm with rain
86 °F
67°F
30 °C
19°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southwest
0in (6mm)
65 %
74%
Jun. 04
Few clouds
85 °F
70°F
29 °C
21°C
2mph (4km/h)
west
0in (3mm)
50 %
73%
Jun. 05
Broken clouds
88 °F
67°F
31 °C
19°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
54%
Jun. 06
Broken clouds
95 °F
71°F
35 °C
22°C
2mph (4km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
59%
Jun. 07
Overcast clouds
95 °F
73°F
35 °C
23°C
3mph (4km/h)
west-southwest
0in (2mm)
40 %
66%

Chesapeake Bay weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

48.9 40.3 32.5 0.6 1 69.7%

February

48.2 40.8 35.6 0 0 70.2%

March

55.2 45.7 36.9 0 1 71.7%

April

63.3 54.9 46.4 0.2 0 73.7%

May

72.3 64 55.9 0 1 77.9%

June

80.1 73.2 66.9 0.1 0 78.7%

July

82 77.9 73.4 0 0 77.9%

August

81.3 77.7 73.4 0.4 0 77.1%

September

79.2 73.4 68 0.2 0 75.3%

October

73.2 64.2 53.8 0 0 70.5%

November

64.2 53.8 45.7 0 0 69.1%

December

55.2 46 39.7 0.7 1 70.6%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

9.4 4.6 0.3 15.9 1 69.7%

February

9 4.9 2 0 0 70.2%

March

12.9 7.6 2.7 0 1 71.7%

April

17.4 12.7 8 3.9 0 73.7%

May

22.4 17.8 13.3 0 1 77.9%

June

26.7 22.9 19.4 3.5 0 78.7%

July

27.8 25.5 23 0 0 77.9%

August

27.4 25.4 23 11 0 77.1%

September

26.2 23 20 5.1 0 75.3%

October

22.9 17.9 12.1 0 0 70.5%

November

17.9 12.1 7.6 0 0 69.1%

December

12.9 7.8 4.3 16.9 1 70.6%
February is the month with the lowest rain of 0in / 0mm and December with the highest precipitation in a year with 0.7in / 16.9mm. The avg. temperature is around 77.9°F / 25.5°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 40.3°F / 4.6°C average temperature.
Once you arrive, you will soon discover that there is no shortage of exciting water activities and scenic views. Hundreds of residents flock to this beautiful Bay each month to take in the sun and enjoy days of fun and relaxation. Its not a rare sight to sea a multitude sailors in the bay area.
Chesapeake bay water temperature is extremely warm in July as is the air temperature. This makes it great for aquatic activities.

Activities & POI in Chesapeake Bay

Type of Activity List
Attraction Church Hospital, Barre Circle Historic District, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, path continues, Fountain at Charles Plaza, Fountain at Charles Center, Shield of Baltimore City, Fort McHenry, USS Constellation, Howard P Rawlings Conservatory, USS Torsk, Chesapeake, USCGC Taney, Business and Government Historic District, SS John W. Brown, Fountain and Garden at Charles Center, Miracle on 34th Street
Picture Copyright: Flickr CC 2.0  Bonnie Bogle

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